Though the many musical crossovers of Game Of Thrones have been more rock-based artists like the National, the Hold Steady, Sigur Rós, and that dude from Coldplay, the world of hip-hop seems to fit much better into its themes. Yesterday we got word HBO would be releasing a mixtape of Game Of Thrones-inspired hip-hop featuring Big Boi, Wale, Common, and others. Now you can hear two tracks from it.
First up is “Mother Of Dragons” by Big Boi which takes inspiration from Daenerys Targaryen which many would agree is the true heir to the Iron Throne (or is she?!). We’ve also got Wale’s GOT theme-sampling “King Slayer,” a tribute to Jaime Lannister who slew “Mad King” Aerys (but why?!). Listen to both below. No word yet if George R.R. Martin will deliver a guest verse for any of these, but we’ll have our fingers crossed.
Here’s the Catch The Throne trailer…
Catch The Throne is expected tomorrow. Season 4 of Game Of Thrones begins 4/6. The Winds Of Winter is expected no earlier than 2016.